JourneyNote

This project was briefed to me by the BBC's CAPE team around the neurodiversity movement. While working with design agency Magnetic North the aim was to design a product that would either help neurodiversity within the city or bring awareness to it.

JourneyNote is an application designed to help people who may struggle with navigating around the city by allowing them to plan and place notes using a GPS map that will then appear in Augmented Reality. The aim is to assist but still keep the users independence, it was also targeted at users who have Autism or/and Dyspraxia (or other Neurodiversity traits) who find it helpful to keep to a routine. 

The inspiration for the idea came from the Dyspraxia webpage where it recommended leaving sticky notes around the house to help keep organised. I wanted to expand on this idea with a way of taking the sticky notes much further than being restricted to the users home.

JourneyNote UX - Full Project documentation

 

Idea generating

Reflecting on the research I had gathered from existing projects around neurodiversity and the different spectrum's, I started my idea generating by first laying down various mind maps. I then sketched out rough ideas and selected one to develop forward as a final concept based on feedback. 

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Dyspraxia mindmap
Dyscalcula mind map
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Initial ideas - Sticky Note
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Initial ideas - Easy Time & Currency
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Initial ideas - Safe Space
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Storyboard for sticky note idea (JounreyNote initial idea)
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Design Development - Paper Prototype

I took forward my initial idea of the sticky note system and combined it with some features from my other rough ideas to create the JourneyNote concept. Taking this forward I created paper prototypes that I guerrilla tested on users.   

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Paper prototype set
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Navigating to safe space
Viewing safe space
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Rate safe space
Saved notes
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Add note
View note in augmented reality
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Design Development - Visualizing the concept  & Marvel Prototype 

To bring the concept to life I decided to visualise it by creating concept and feature board to use when pitching the idea. With the graphics I had created for the concept/feature boards I decided to create a brief prototype in marvel to test out the navigation. The prototype gave me a better understanding on how users would use the toolbar to navigate and it turned out to be a lot more user friendly than the original paper prototype layout. 

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Concept board - Original
Concept board - Augmented reality mode
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Concept board - Final layout and colour scheme
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Feature GIFs & User Journey animation

I created GIFs to showcase certain features of the application, this came in handy for my final presentation on showing the full concept. I also created an animated user journey (Seen on top of page) to show a full run through of the apps potential.

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Feature GIF - Music Section
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Feature GIF - Augmented note
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Feature GIF - Calm spaces
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Feature GIF - Place note
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